Towards the Anthropology of Points

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The paper starts with the anthropological understanding of the term ‘punctum’ and applies it to the thought in the Humanities. The author inquires about the understanding of what anthropology of points is. She analyses the human experience as an accumulation of points. The ultimate goal of the article is to disclose the character of basic mental tropes of anthropology of points: dislocation, apotheosis of disjointed fragment, contingency of thought, 'punctum' as a wound and stigma. This paper concentrates on values of microepistemology in our procedures of reading and describing.


Keywords: Anthropology of Points, 'Punctum', Microepistemology, Experience
Stream: Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Humanities
Presentation Type: Plenary Presentation in English
Paper: Towards the Anthropology of Points


Dr. Aleksandra Kunce

Anthropologist, Lecturer, Institute of Cultural Studies, University of Silesia
Katowice, Slaskie, Poland

Aleksandra Kunce, Ph.D., an adjunct-lecturer at the University of Silesia. The author of books: 'Identity and Postmodernism' (The Publishing House 'Elipsa', Warsaw 2003), 'Thinking Silesia' (co-author: Zbigniew Kadłubek, University of Silesia, Katowice 2007). A member of The International Cultural Research Network and The Polish Society of Cultural Studies. The editor of the journal 'Anthropos?'(http://www.anthropos.us.edu.pl). Interest: anthropology and philosophy of culture.

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